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Sale condition reporting from SGS – gain independent, expert advice on the exact condition of an artwork.


When buying or selling a work of art, you need confirmation of its actual condition. That’s why it is vital to get an independent assessment of the precise state of the piece. We provide expert sale condition reporting, offering you peace of mind through expert evaluation from a trusted independent provider.

Why choose sale condition reporting from SGS?

We can help you:

  • Get an independent, expert assessment of an artwork
  • Acquire a comprehensive report on the current condition of a piece
  • Identify past conservation interventions
  • Gain advice for its future conservation, such as specific storage conditions, conservation measures to be undertaken, etc.

Our inspection reports include detail on condition, any damage, restoration or conservation activity, as well as the work’s material characteristics. All observations are accompanied by thorough photographic documentation.

Expert independent sale condition reporting from a leading provider of artwork examination services

As a world-leading provider of inspection, verification, testing and certification for the art world, we offer you unrivaled expertise in sale condition reporting. With a network of experienced professional conservation scientists and paintings conservators, all using portable analytical equipment, we provide accurate data to determine the precise condition of artworks anywhere in the world.

To discuss your sale condition reporting requirements, contact us today.